Good afternoon. This is an important call from RSU 56. Please listen carefully. The RSU 56 schools will be closed initially from Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 27th.  This decision was made in consultation with many stakeholders and out of an abundance of caution to follow the rapidly changing guidance regarding enhancing social distancing efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19. This decision has not been made lightly and we certainly empathize and understand the significant burden this will cause families in the coming days. We will evaluate the decision in the coming weeks and continue to update all of you regularly. There will be more information shared tomorrow afternoon including details concerning providing continuity of learning opportunities and access to food options. Additional information will be shared on our social media sites. Staff will be reporting to work tomorrow, Monday, March 16, 2020.